Daniel Williams | Decisions in key areas crucial to under-23s' improvement
Daniel Williams felt Swansea City Under-23s were let down by their performance in both boxes during their 3-1 defeat to Colchester United Under-23s.
The Swans travelled to face Colchester in the Professional Development League and suffered their second league defeat of the season.
Colchester were 2-0 up heading into half-time via goals from Donell Thomas and Jake Hutchinson.
After the break, Ryan Lowe was given his marching orders for the hosts following a challenge on Azeem Abdulai.
The Swans gave themselves some hope as they pulled a goal back through Jaden Forrester, but a late goal from Ellis Sullivan claimed all three points for Colchester.
And midfielder Williams, who scored his first senior goal earlier this season in the Carabao Cup win over Plymouth Argyle, was encouraged by the Swans’ general play but was disappointed by their performance in the first and last thirds.
“I thought we were good in between both boxes. I feel like we didn’t defend our box very well, it was three very sloppy goals that we gifted to them,” said Williams.
“In between those goals we played good football and we created chances, but we just didn’t take them. On another day we probably score four, five or six goals.
“The red card gave us a spur of energy but we just couldn’t take our chances. We created a lot and they defended quite well to be fair but on another day we like to think we score a lot more.
“It’s not so much about fixing the performance, but we’ve got to put the result right and we need to get back to winning ways on Monday.”
Swansea City Under-23s are back in action on Monday as they welcome Ipswich Town Under-23s to Landore (12pm).